Wednesday, March 8th 2017

Curious-looking Core i7-8670 Rears its Head

A curious-looking "Core i7-8670" processor surfaced on GFXBench benchmark online database, which features Intel UHD 630 iGPU. The processor's name breaks Intel's naming conventions of reserving the 87xx model number for Core i7 MSDT (mainstream desktop) SKUs, and 86xx for Core i5 SKUs, based on the 8th generation "Coffee Lake" silicon. The GFXBench information tab confirms that this is a 12-thread (6-core + HTT) CPU, and that its nominal clock speed is a mere 3.10 GHz. Its iGPU offers almost the same performance as the UHD 630 iGPU of the Core i7-8700.
Source: GFXBench Online Database
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10 Comments on Curious-looking Core i7-8670 Rears its Head

#1
dj-electric
This might mean a sub 280$ 12T CPU. That can have a very positive effect on the market. Why not.
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#2
_JP_
Reminiscent of the C2Q 8xxx series.
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#3
yotano211
It could be a 35w version of the 6c/12t processor. Like a i7 7700t version.
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#4
GreiverBlade
dj-electric said:
This might mean a sub 280$ 12T CPU. That can have a very positive effect on the market. Why not.
mmmhhh .... Intel wouldn't surely cannibalise their i5 8600K a 8600K is 315.36$ where i live ... :p but sub 280$ 6C/12T that have a very positive effect on the market already exist .... after all a R5 1600X is 263.50$ for me ...
oh well the 2600X will be awesome then ...


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dj-electric said:
This will not mean a sub 280$ 12T CPU.
since it's Intel ...

8600K 300ish $, 8700K 400ish $ and hypotetical 8670 350ish $ oh wait it's a non K, mmhhh probably an OEM/assembler SKU only

although the difference between a 8700K and 8700 is only 59.27$ for me ... then 350ish is probably spot on :laugh: (okay okay, i usually pay my hardware way more than the rest of the world where the fabled "MSRP" is not a unicorn .... GPU are a bad example due to mining craze .... but before that trend did hit the 10XX series i paid my 1070 around 150$ more than MSRP :laugh: and it was one of the cheapest model :) )


oohhh
yotano211 said:
It could be a 35w version of the 6c/12t processor. Like a i7 7700t version.
that would also make sense, except the change of nomenclature although ... 8700T would've been easier to understand

OEM or LP mmmmmmhhh :ohwell:
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#5
jboydgolfer
The 6C-6T i5 8600k has been selling for $235, this would be an odd addition depending on the Price ofc. i guess a Non "K" 12 threaded i5 (under the i7 name) would be a welcome addition....in the $280-$300 area
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#6
ppn
So the head being reared is curious looking. At least it is not ugly.
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#8
lynx29
Would Intel be able to sell the i7-8700k for like $240 MSRP if they had no other models (RND costs cut, manufacturing process simplified to one single product), etc. and just mass produce that single cheap for everyone?

Just curious if something like that would be possible, I have no idea about manufacturing techniques, just wondering haha
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#9
trog100
lynx29 said:
Would Intel be able to sell the i7-8700k for like $240 MSRP if they had no other models (RND costs cut, manufacturing process simplified to one single product), etc. and just mass produce that single cheap for everyone?

Just curious if something like that would be possible, I have no idea about manufacturing techniques, just wondering haha
the idea of one product is fine.. the snag is that one product is then put into several different coloured boxes all with different numbers on the side crippled in various way and sold at various prices to cover all market segments..

trog
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#10
looniam
copy/pasting PCgamers price list :
  • Core i7-8700K (6-core/12-thread, 3.7GHz-4.7GHz, 12MB)—$340
  • Core i7-8700 (6-core/12-thread, 3.2GHz-4.1GHz, 12MB)—$310
  • Core i7-8670 (6-core/12-thread, 3.1GHz-?, 12MB)—???
  • Core i5-8600K (6-core/6-thread, 3.6GHz-4.3GHz, 9MB)—$240
  • Core i5-8400 (6-core/6-thread, 2.8GHz-4GHz, 9MB)—$182
~$280 is fine; any gamer would take an unlock 6/6 over a locked 6/12. there is like zero games that need >6. considering how long it took to go >2 then >4, there is plenty of time.
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